Journey to becoming a chiropractor
I had been seeing a chiropractor since I was 18 years old as an undergraduate student. Upon beginning the applications to graduate school, my own chiropractor suggested that I consider chiropractic. I was intrigued and thought seriously about the profession as a career. I felt my inner voice calling me to apply. My own chiropractor had helped me greatly and I wanted to be able to have a career where I could really help others. Thus, whilst applying for Dentistry and a Master’s degree, I also applied to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).
When I started at CMCC, I truly enjoyed it and knew I had entered the right profession. It felt more like I was ‘chosen’ and I was really led to that place – that’s where I was supposed to be! I have now been in the profession for approximately six and a half years. I truly feel and believe it is my calling. As I learn and understand more about the chiropractic profession, I know for me personally, I’m very much in support of inclusivity and unity within our profession. Our profession succeeds when everybody is working in harmony together and in the best interest of our patients.
Region of practice
Currently, I am the owner and operator of Dr. Theresa’s Health Institute in Oshawa. Previously, during the first three years of my career, I began practising in a bodybuilding gym. This was an amazing experience; I learned a great deal and thoroughly enjoyed the environment. I also competed in bodybuilding for a few years following. Currently, in practice, I work in conjunction with other health care practitioners in order to care for my patients.
In addition to running my own practice, I have also covered a few maternity leaves. It was a great experience to work with other practitioners and observe how other clinics are run. Working alongside other practitioners gave myself experience in various practice styles and allowed me to gain a broad perspective on the benefits of chiropractic.